For Horse Lovers
My second horse, Abbott, arrived on April 10th, 2010. He's a cute chestnut Quarter Horse gelding I was originally planning to train and sell...until I realized what a fabulous horse he is. Instead he's learning how to jump 3'6 and I have plans to take him to some upper rated horse shows in fall 2011. I have a B.S. in computer science with a focus on computer games and graphics and I teach horseback riding lessons at a local barn on the weekends. I love programming almost as much as I love animals and working with kids.
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Job Description: Responsible game moderation, creates special shows and races, helps generate contests, games, and other member interest features or functionality. Encourages and helps new members learn how to play. May be tasked with creating simple game modifications (programmatic and design), help documents, rules or game content.
Requirements: Must be 16 or older. Basic HTML knowledge is a plus. Must be familiar will all game rules and have had an upgraded account at some point in time.
Entry Level PHP/MySQL Programmer
Job Description: Assigned to modify, update and create features for design1online.com games. Duties include:
- Database Management - creating, modifying, optimizing MySQL Databases
- PHP - writing functions and OOP. Fetching and displaying mysql query calls
- MySQL - querying, inserting, updating and deleting data
- XHTML & CSS - W3C standards, validation, browser compatibility and form basics
Hours: Availble on a per-script basis
Payment: Via Paypal or check at $10 an hour
Requirements: Must be 18 or older, signed rights of use contract, 1-2 years PHP and MySQL experience
Entry Level Flash AS3 Programmer
Job Description: MMO programming for whoa-horsie.com. Duties include:
- Maps, Items, Characters - creation, generation, actionscript 3 programming
- SmartFoxServer API - integration with PHP and XML
- MySQL - querying, inserting, updating and deleting data.
- QA & Testing - quality assurance, game play testing, AI testing, bug reporting
Payment: Via Paypal or check at $10 an hour
Requirements: Must be 18 or older, signed rights of use contract, 1+ year actionscript experience
Job Description: Animation modification and generation for whoa-horsie.com. Duties include:
- Horses, Humans, Natural Movement - walk, run, eat and other natural movements
- Colorization - segmented, dynamic colorization
- Storyboards - intros and other movie sequences
Payment: Via Paypal or check at $8 per frame
Requirements: Must be 18 or older, signed rights to use contract, 1-2 years animation experience, 1+ years experience with animation software, examples of work
Freelance Graphic Artist
Job Description: Cartoon style with a realistic appearence to match current graphic styles. Drawings include horses, items, country themes and game layout images. Knowledge of:
- Photoshop - cropping, coloring, line art, transparent backgrounds
- File Optimization - reducing file size and compression for web
- Branding & Print Media- logos, t-shirt designs, hats and journal designs
Payment: Via Paypal or check at $20 per image
Requirements: Must be 18 or older, signed rights to use contract, 1-2 years graphic software experience, examples of work
Interested in any of these positions?
This post will be updated every day with our daily winner. Login every day for a chance to win one of these great prizes:
- December 1: $5,000 game money - #247926 Red Neck
- December 2: $5,000 game money - #333618 Zoe
- December 3: $5,000 game money - #86523 NeoSaga
- December 4: $10,000 game money - #234501 Sun&Young
- December 5: $10,000 game money - #342585 Silver Wings
- December 6: $10,000 game money - #355269 paddypolo
- December 7: $15,000 game money - #97713 FrostyDream
- December 8: $15,000 game money - #91954 Kip has Vanity
- December 9: $15,000 game money - #227798 crankycat
- December 10: $25,000 game money - #39089 TRC
- December 11: $25,000 game money
- December 12: $25,000 game money
- December 13: $50,000 game money
- December 14: $75,000 game money
- December 15: $100,000 game money
- December 16: 10 game credits
- December 17: 10 game credits
- December 18: 15 game credits
- December 19: 25 game credits
- December 20: retired horse returned to the game
- December 21: retired horse returned to the game
- December 22: WOS Mousepad
- December 23: WOS Journal
- December 24: FREE UPGRADE
- December 25: FREE UPGRADE
- December 26: WOS T-Shirt
- December 27: Horse Halter
- December 28: Riding Helmet
- December 29: $50 Horse.com Gift Certificate
- December 30: The Sims 3 plus Pets and Dragon Valley Expansion Pack
Ho, ho, ho! Can you believe it's December all ready? Boy does time fly. To get everyone in the Holiday Spirit we have lots of festivities for you this month.
Secret Santa - December 1st - 25th
Your job is to pick one person on the site and become their Secret Santa. Create a special gift just for them (a horse, or a photo, or a poem or a story, anything you'd like to share!) and send them Secret Santa messages with clues about who you are and what you're going to send them. Then on Christmas tell them who you are and send them their present. Make sure you click the Secret Santa box before you send your message so they won't know who you are!
Happy Credit Day - Friday the 13th
Today we celebrate our crazy superstitions and everyone who logs in will get 1 game credit!
Holiday Chat Party - December 21st - 22nd
Join us in the chat room for some holiday fun. We'll play games, answer trivia, and I'll give out prizes to all of our luck winners. Times will be posted later.
30 Days of Giving - December 1st - 30th You've supported White Oak Stables all year long and now it's our turn to give back! Starting on the 2nd we'll pick one member who logged in the day before and they'll get a special prize! Prizes include game money, game credits, game horses, WOS t-shirts, WOS journals, WOS books, Riding Helmets, Horse Halters and more!
Support A Rescue - December 30th White Oak Stables donates $100 to a local horse rescue, The Equine Rescue League. New this year!! For every upgrade we get during the month of December we'll donate another $5 to this rescue. Show your support by upgrading your accounts and your friends accounts for Christmas.
See how Katie decides to spend her time playing outside in the snow. Read the comic today!
This is also your friendly reminder that the Turkey Hunt has started and ends on the 25th. It's your job to find Stooge dressed up in his funny looking turkey costume. When you see him remember what color his feathers are and then click on his picture. Answer the question and you'll get a nice little present. The more you find the more goodie's you'll add to your account.
No turkeys (or Stooge) will be harmed during this hunt
Hey guys! I'm excited to tell you that with the way things are going we're currently looking at a release date for Version 2 in Summer 2014. Our initial layout design has changed a bit since I last posted about V2 so I'd like to give you a peek at our latest changes. Some of the neat things you have to look forward to in V2 are:
- Horse Markings
- Horse Mane/Tail Colors
- Easier navigation
- Parental controls
- Game tutorials
- Autocomplete fields for members, horses and items
- Auto-saving of message drafts, journal drafts and horsewriter drafts
- Folders for your mailbox
- New searches and new search options
- Item crafting, auctions and trades
- Calendar of events and special shows
- Roleplaying overhaul and now in it's own section
- Messageboard overhaul
- categories now have sub-categories
- sticky posts
- new post/popular post indicators
- thread subscriptions
- Customizable ticker messages
- Notifications, @mentions and email alerts
- Stable and land management
This is a heads up that WOS will be down on November 9th for some server maintenance. I have had repeated reports of the game running slowly since the server change so I will be upgrading software on our new server to try and speed things up. I don't expect the downtime to last more than 24 hours.
"I have been really committed to White Oak Stables and like it so much because of the fact that it allows me to feel a sense of owning a real horse. I don't own my own horse, so it's been really hard dealing with that. However, on White Oak Stables, I can have as many horses as I wish, and they can be the best. There are no limits on money; I can always earn more. My horses on White Oak Stables are excellent and they are very real to me- the closest that I have."
"Because I work, live, train, and show at a stable, as well as owning and training many horses, I have fun going on WOS to show and train my horses just like I do every day, except it's much easier on line!"
"It is very realistic which is great as that's the whole point of the game. The treats, tack and riding settings are great as people have to work things out and work hard to try and find events and the settings of how to ride then they have to get the best take and treats so the horse does well."
"it is a very well organized and challenging game yet enjoyable at the same time. There is a variety of breeds and options for your stable such as breeding, racing and rescue stables. This was the feature that originally attracted me to the game, besides my love of horses."
"On White Oak Stables, you can't just leave for a month and expect to have all your horses waiting there for you. In real life, just as it is in the game, the horses are rescued if you do not feed them or otherwise care for them. Also, if you don't train them, they can never become better."
"It's incredibly realistic. It doesn't allow the strange crossbreeds most sites seem to flourish with. True horse colors and markings are shown, unlike certain sites where there's are custom colors or people get to simply put in the color of the horse. Its a quality safe site that you can learn about horses on."
"I have learned a lot about breeding and bloodlines here, especially! It's also a good way to teach responsibility, and prepare for owning a real horse someday."
"I like how WOS is mostly accurate with breeds, colors, etc. Shows and contests are fun to enter and I look for something new to do every day, and I always find something! I name all my horses after my own and I train them in similar fields."
"White Oak Stables helps me a lot because I know that I can come home and log on to talk to all of my friends here, who I can be myself with and no one cares what I look like. I have made so many friends in the over a year that I've been playing on WOS, and I continue to make them all the time."
"People help you when you don't know or understand something and they also make shows for you or give you Christmas and birthday presents which make you feel special."
"I found the other players very helpful and kind and I picked up game concepts quickly, which isn't always the case with more complicated games. I immediately enjoyed the atmosphere of the game and was instantly addicted. Even though it takes a lot of hard work and undying dedication, you don't have to spend countless hours online everyday, so White Oak Stables is great for those of us with very busy lifestyles too."
"Another thing that I love about this game is that you must work with other players to get to the top. For example, you must buy quality stock, breed with other lines, and use peoples race tracks to create an successful stable. As well as this, the unpleasant players in the game are quickly weeded out of the game because they lack the responsibility of taking care of their horses. I also love the fact that there is a newspaper with a comments section so the users of WOS can learn more about other stables horses and make friends with other players."
"Its member friendly, people are willing to help one another make choices and help out. Unlike other sim sites I've been on, people are respectable towards others they don't agree with."
"I like it because I have met so many nice people from all over the
world. The first time I went into the chat and was desperate for help because another member had steered me in the total wrong direction, there were many there who jumped right in to help me. They walked me through the process of getting my main horse trained so I could get myself back on my feet. It is these members who have made White Oak Stable what it is for me today. I like it that I have made many friends of all different ages. From ten years my junior to ten plus years my senior, White Oak Stable is an excellent place for people from all walks of life to gather and discuss our common ground, a love of all horses."
"The best thing I think about WOS is the newspaper. It keeps players up to date right off to what's happening, and we can actually see other peoples opinions. Its a complex, and yet easy site for novice and top players to enjoy. I love the work that's been done on the site. Thank you for just the opportunity to be involved in the game!"
(Photo courtesy of Rhett Savoie)
Jane has coached at three Olympic Games. In 1996, Jane coached the Canadian 3-Day Event Team at the Olympics in Atlanta.
Jane coached several Three Day Event Riders from the United States, Canada and Belgium in preparation for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. While in Sydney, she also coached United States Dressage Team member, Susan Blinks. With Jane's guidance, Sue and her horse, Flim Flam, were able to help secure the team Bronze medal. This victory was particularly meaningful because Jane has helped Sue with Flim since he was three years old.
In 2004, Jane once again accompanied the Canadian Three Day Event team to the Olympics. This time the competition was in Athens, Greece. Under her watchful eye, several of the riders achieved their personal best for their dressage scores and finished tenth as a team.
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